Ashworth University Supports Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD)

Norcross, GA, September 07, 2008 --( Ashworth University continues its community service endeavors through its support of the Atlanta chapter of Mothers Against Drunk Driving and MADD’s annual Walk Like MADD 5K walk, Saturday, September 20. The walk kicks off at Zoo Atlanta at 8:30 a.m.

Between September 8 and September 20, Ashworth will be seeking pledges to support Team Ashworth. Ashworth’s relationship with MADD began in 2005, after loosing a valued staff member who was killed by a drunk driver.

“We’re looking forward to participating in this year’s walk. Having lost a co-worker and friend to drunk driving really brings this issue home and we’re happy to do this in her memory,” said Melissa Maddox, Business Services Manager said. “It’s a great opportunity to spend time with co-workers, meet new people, and give back to the community at the same time.”

Throughout the year, Ashworth makes a concentrated effort to support worthwhile causes to include the Atlanta Community Food Bank, the American Cancer Society, the American Red Cross, The Salvation Army, and March of Dimes.

About MADD
Since its founding in 1980, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) has grown to become a noted non-profit, grass roots organization with around 600 chapters nationwide. MADD's mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime, and prevent underage drinking and its National Programs Department specializes in developing and maintaining public awareness programs at the chapter, state, and national level. The department continually looks for new ways for to reach a diverse population, particularly through community involvement.

About Ashworth University
Ashworth University, a worldwide leader in comprehensive distance education, offers diploma and degree programs in high school, career school, associates, bachelors and masters. It is accredited by the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). Ashworth High School is further accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and the Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA). Based in Norcross, GA, Ashworth University, offers more than 450 different high school, career school, associates, bachelors and masters courses. For more information visit

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Richard Orr